In an op-ed published on the day of his funeral, Congressman John Lewis offered one final lesson. “Democracy is not a state,” he wrote. “It is an act, and each generation must do its part to help build what we called the Beloved Community, a nation and world society at peace with itself.”
If you grew up with a Southern grandma who lived out in the country, you probably remember jars of green beans, tomatoes, okra and more summer veggies lining the shelves tucked away in a dark corner of her house. Preserving fresh garden vegetables and fruits for leaner months has long been a tradition of people who grew up on the land. But it's a tradition that hasn't carried over widely among millennials and Gen-Z. We're here to change that with our next Reckon Creates master class. Reckon Creates is a new virtual community event series that supports Southern growers, crafters, and artisans. But it's more than a skillshare community. It's also a place to get to know Southern makers and creators like Trace Barnett. Barnett is a chef, farmer, entertainer, author, and all around lifestyle genius that you definitely want to know. If you live in Birmingham, you may have seen him on the local news program “Good Day Alabama.” Outside of the Bham metro? Then maybe you watched his journey as a finalist on Food Network's "The Next Food Network Star." And if TV isn't your medium of choice, perhaps you've seen his book Tracing Roots in your local [...]
Lyndsey Gilpin founded Southerly in 2016 to fill a gap she saw in Southern journalism.